High Quality, delicious cherries grown right
here in the beautiful Kootenays

Webbers Mountainside Cherries

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History

All cherries are members of the family, Prunus and are descendents of the wild cherry, Prunus avium. They are classified as stone fruits (fruits containing a singular central seed), alongside apricots, plums, peaches and almonds.

Cherries are native to China. First documentation of cultivation dates back to 4000 B.C. The name, Lapin, is French for rabbit and the cherries were named for cherry breeding pioneer and horticulturist, Dr. Karl Lapin. Dr Lapin developed the cherries in the late 1930's for the Agriculture Canada Summerland Research Station in British Columbia.





 About Lapin Cherries:
The Cadillac of cherries, the Lapin Cherry, is a big, beautiful, dark red, sweet cherry. Lapins are some of the largest, juiciest cherries that grow on trees. They're great for snacking, and so big that one cherry is a mouthful.

Lapin cherries are a hybrid result of a Van and Stella cherry cross. They are a self-fertile, crack resistant, late blooming variety.

Lapin cherries are  deep ruby red to burgundy depending on ripeness. The fruit's surface is smooth and rounded with a slight heart-shape and lustered finish. They produce flavor is smooth and sweet, with a trace of tartness. The lapin is large, meaty, firm, juicy and delicious.